Welcome to the My Google Account Page
If your company is making the move to "Go Google" and you want to make a 100% shift to "The Cloud" this page marks the shift between your old computer(s) to a Modern Data Centre where you don't have to worry about data loss on any one computer.
Your Data is now stored in the email or G Suite account as long as your signed in on either the Google Sites like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive etc. where you can view and edit your data anywhere, anytime!
There are Programs that you can sign into as well - Like Chrome, Google Drive File Stream, Backup and Sync Utility. These programs prompt for a sign-in to Google where it will allow you to use your data with any those program features.
Whatever profile you are signed into you will see the files, mail, contacts, calendar appointments for that user.
When working for your company you should be signed in as that G Suite User and the same for all the people in your company. This way you can get access to all the data if it ever needs to be recovered by your Administrator.
How to Login to My Google Account
About Google Accounts & Frequently Asked Questions
From the My Account Page (myaccount.google.com) you can access everything regarding Privacy and Security with your account and much more like ALL the account activity stored with Google. You are in Control of All your Data! You can check you history and clear it too!
This page we will go over anything covered in the My Account with Google.
You will meet my dog Bailey as we go through the video demonstrations with Google My Account and then Login to Chrome in the the next section!
Where is your data?
Security means a lot of different things to different people; but here is why most companies choose Google to secure their data.
In this video we will take a tour of the Data Center and the practices used to ensure security is paramount.
1. Change your Google Password
You can change your Google Account password at any time. If you just got your account temporary password please change to one you will remember.
- Sign in to My Account. https://myaccount.google.com/
- In the "Sign-in & security" section, select Signing in to Google. Choose Password.
- Enter your new password information, then select Change Password.
Learn How to Create Strong Passwords
2. To Enable 2 Step Verification
You will begin to store a lot of information in your Google Account. It is important that you enable 2-Step to prevent even people who know your password with 2nd step by getting a text code to your phone. This makes it impossible for even people who guessed your password correctly because they still need your phone.
Note: If you have an account through your work, school, or other group, your organization might not allow 2-Step Verification. Check with your administrator to be sure. Most all SaskTech provisioned account will have this enabled by default.
- Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.
- Select Get started.
- Follow the step-by-step setup process.
Once you're finished, you'll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page. Review your settings and add multiple verification methods.
The next time you sign in, you'll receive a text message with a verification code. You also have the option of using a Security Key for 2-Step Verification.
Note: To ensure that you can access your account in the future, add an email recovery option as well.
If your programming an Email Client such as Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Apple Mail on iOS Devices or any device that does not allow for the 2nd Step Verification (txt code) then use an App Specific Password instead of the Google Account password.
Before setting up a Client Software
there can be a few things you will want to do to let Google know your setting up a new device to ensure proper security!
Remember to expect the unexpected when traveling!
Some countries might block Google and some of the services or you might have to consider alternatives such as hotel wifi.
Have a backup plan to get back in touch with important people in your life. If you don't have access to cell coverage and have 2-Step Authentication Enabled you might need to take some Backup Codes with you!
Of course - "Be respectful and put your trash where it belongs" :) Going to the states my only issue will become Data Cost and Medium. This journey I will rely on Wifi and my vehicle has data that can be bought in my currency with the ability to access the data in the United States. Because I am traveling with my car this is possible. I will use Hotel wifi whenever possible and called my carrier to add extra data for US Bundle
Working with Others
If you need to share files or special permissions with others they will need to have a Google account. If you know that they don't have a Gmail address or Google Account already; this video will show them how to create a Limited Free Account without Email from Google.
About Your Data
It is important to know that all of your data can be safely backed up, downloaded or moved to another online service.
The best way backup or download all of your Google Account Data is to use Google's Take Out Service.
Although it is rare that you would do this; like moving user accounts, changing to another organization or leaving G Suite all together it is good to see how easy it is done so that you can rest assured that All of your data is safe with Google.
First, choose which products to include
- Visit the Download your data page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.
- Choose which Google products to include in your download. To see more details and options for a product, select the Down arrow .
- Select Next.
- Choose your archive's "File type."
Next, choose how your archive is delivered
When your archive is created by using one of these options, Google will email you a link to its location. Depending on the amount of information in your account, this process could take a few minutes or several hours. Most people get the link to their archive the same day that they request it.
Now that your organization has moved to G Suite for your company it is a lot easier to Create Email Accounts for new hires, reset passwords or suspend the accounts when someone needs to leave temporarily or remove the email account and forward to someone else within the organization.
Typically to call SaskTech Servers or Google directly for any account management you must be an account owner or Administrator for G Suite.
SaskTech will delegate Administrator Privileges to usually the Owner of the Company, The HR Department and or IT Department. Please check within your organization who has these abilities if you ever get locked out.
Adopting Chrome as your primary browser for your G Suite account is one of the best practices you can adopt right away. This next page will guide you through all of the important things with Chrome.